SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 26: The 73rd meeting of the Board of Directors of Jammu and Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation (JKSRTC) was held under the Chairmanship of Minister for Transport, Mr. Abdul Ghani Kohli here today.
The meeting was attended by the Secretary Transport Mr. Kifayat Hussain Razvi, Director General (Budget), Finance Department Mr. Mohammad Ishaq, Managing Director JKSRTC Mr. G. A. Sofi, Administrative Secretary, Planning and Development Department, Joint Transport Commissioner Er. Narinder Singh and other senior officers of JKSRTC and Motor Vehicle Department.
Mr. Kohli asked the concerned to work with dedication and zeal to make the corporation financially healthy. He called for taking steps to bring back the assets of Corporation given on lease or rent and develop them on commercial lines to improve the revenue of the Corporation.
The Minister said that the Corporation is the largest transportation body which is providing transportation facilities to the people in every nook and corner of the State, besides connectivity to the Northern States of the Country. He said that the Corporation besides provided services to over 46 lakh passengers during last year. It also provided services by way of carrying food grains and other essential commodities and materials to various parts of the state by lifting 50.21 lakh quintals of goods, the Minister added.
The Board decided that all the condemned vehicles of the Corporation should be auctioned and the amount realized on this account should be utilized for purchase of new vehicles. It was also decided that the drivers and conductors shall be entitled under the medical claims in case of accidents outside the State.
The Board decided that abolished post of Deputy Financial Advisor will be re-established in the Corporation. It has also enhanced the ceiling of DPC-II for purchase of Spare parts.
The Board also approved up-gradation of Workshops of the Corporation.
In the meeting detailed discussion were also held on the Action Taken Reports of decisions taken in 71st and 72nd meeting of the Board of Directors.